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Jason Schneider Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments

If you read our story on "7 Reasons You Still Need a Flash Bracket for Photography," perhaps you’ve decided it’s time to purchase one of these photography workhorses. Here are our recommendations for 8 Great Flash Brackets to help you achieve studio-quality lighting on the fly.

Jason Schneider Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments

The flash bracket has become the “forgotten accessory” in photography but it’s still an essential tool if you’re looking to achieve consistent studio-quality lighting on the fly.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments

The Sigma Corporation of America has unveiled pricing and availability for the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens: it will go on sale in late July 2015 for a street price of $999.

Joe Farace Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments

Portrait photographers get to practice their craft with an amazing selection of different light sources, including everything from hot and cold continuous lighting to power pack-and-head and monolight flash systems to speedlights. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages depending on the kind of work you do but when it comes to flash, I’ve always been partial to monolights because of their built-in power supply. I’ve had a monolight fail on a job before but because the other monolights on hand had their own power supply, I was able to complete the assignment.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments

A new start-up company called Z Camera has just unveiled the E1, a GoPro-style camera that uses a Micro Four Thirds sensor, takes interchangeable lenses, and is capable of shooting 4K video. We got some hands-on time with the E1 last week during a meeting with Z Camera’s founder, Jason Zhang. Images of the camera in this story are from that meeting.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 16, 2015 0 comments

Anthropics Technology has revamped its popular PortraitPro photo retouching software with version 12.5. The 12.5 update of the award-winning software is designed to provide fast and easy portrait retouching with camera Raw support and Arabic and Swedish language options. PortraitPro version 12 customers may upgrade for free to 12.5.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 16, 2015 0 comments

Polaris Karat Flash Meter: This new flash meter is from Polaris and OmegaBrandess. The slim and lightweight Polaris Karat was redesigned and features an easy to read LCD display and a flash duration function on a light meter. Measure the flash duration of your strobes with this unique function. The Karat also has an Auto ISO function. By setting your Aperture and Shutter Speed it will give you the appropriate ISO setting. With Flash Duration mode, Flash Ratio, Auto ISO and Contrast Function, Memory Function as well as Ambient light reading in both incident and reflective the Polaris Karat offers a wide variety of features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other similar models. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments

Panasonic just introduced a new superzoom camera: the Lumix DMC-FZ300, which features a 24x, F/2.8 optical zoom lens and a tough, splash/dust-proof camera build. In 35mm equivalent, the Panasonic FZ300 has a 25-600mm built-in superzoom lens. (The camera is the successor to the FZ200, which had a similar lens.)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments

Panasonic has just announced it’s coming out with an intriguing new technological function called “Post Focus” that lets you focus on a specific area in a photo after you’ve shot the image. The company also said that it’s developing two new lenses: a Leica DG 200-800mm and LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the 20.3-megapixel Lumix DMC-GX8, which features dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) technology and 4K Video/Photo shooting. This splash/dust-proof camera is the flagship model in Panasonic’s Lumix mirrorless camera line.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 14, 2015 0 comments

Ever wonder who shoots those cheesy photos of Chinese food at take-out restaurants? No, me neither. But if you are curious, you’ll get no serious answers from the hilarious, faux documentary embedded below, which is titled “Above the Counter: The Chinese Food Photography Documentary.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 14, 2015 0 comments

Want to easily project your photos onto a screen or wall to impress clients or friends? You can do it with Canon’s just announced Mini Projector C-5, which is small (124×71×20mm) and light (169g) enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 13, 2015 0 comments

Photographer and writer, Jaymi Heimbuch has a profound interest in wildlife and nature. Her goal is to create images that trigger an emotional connection with viewers, and which spur us all to be stewards of nature. Through her work, Heimbuch hopes to spark wonder, respect and appreciation for animals.

John Wade Posted: Jul 13, 2015 0 comments

Ninety years ago, at the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair in Germany, a camera was launched that was destined to change the face of photography. This was a time when it was still common for glass plates to be used in cameras, and those that took roll film were thought of as miniatures. So imagine the culture shock when a still photography camera was produced to take 35mm movie film.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Jul 10, 2015 0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we like to keep an eye on the selfie photography phenomenon in all its wacky strangeness. We’ve reported on everything from Olivia Muus’ spoof of famous museum portraits taking selfies to the hilarious, faux PSA warning of selfie stick abuse.

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